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September 20 2004

Doors Open Days, the initiative which allows you to get inside buildings that are normally closed to the public, will run in Dundee and Glasgow on 18th–19th September, Edinburgh on 25th and Perth and Kinross on 25th-26th. Many other towns and regions are also involved - for details contact the Scottish Civic Trust on 0141 221 1466 or go to\'s first research project is now on site. The building, a garden work/leisure facility, is constructed in super insulated timber frame and will be clad in Siberian larch and pre-weathered zinc. It is one of a series of case studies which will be included in a forthcoming publication of Scottish Contemporary Details for self-builders.

The Scottish Lettercutters Association is holding an exhibition of hand-cut lettering in stone, wood and glass, until September 30 at Number Ten,The Gallery in Edinburgh. For more information call Ian Newton on 0131 447 8507.

Reid Architecture has launched a new website to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Visit

RMJM’s Glasgow office is relocating from its Hill Street premises to the Skypark business complex at Finnieston.

Sinclair Knight Merz has merged with engineering consultancy firm Anthony Hunt Associates to form a new structural and civil engineering practice, SKM Anthony Hunts. Their operations in Edinburgh, Manchester and London will be combined, and two new offices will be added in Cirencester and Sheffield.

Nicoll Russell Studios has appointed Andrew McDougall as an Associate. Andrew, an architectural technician, has worked with the practice since leaving Madras College in 1986 to join as an apprentice.

The Burrell Company has appointed two new project managers, Philip Gane and Karen Hind. Philip will manage developments in Aberdeen and Glasgow, and Karen will manage projects across Scotland.

Margaret Cumming and Brendan McShane have been appointed as Managing Directors of Miller Homes Scotland West and Scotland East. Margaret’s appointment is the first appointment of a woman to the position of Managing Director for Miller Homes in the West of Scotland.

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